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Freeze Warning, Cumberland Plateau Advisory

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend. A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night. Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area. Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro. Breezy NW winds will add to the chill. In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight.


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HEALTH MATTERS: Taking Action Now Can Prevent Heart Attack Down the Road

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - The power of prevention. Immediate action could mean the difference between life and death from cardiovascular disease. Dan Hitch found out about 4 weeks ago in a routine physical at Lifesigns in Brentwood that he had 5 blockages in his arteries, 2 as much as 80%.

The undetected heart condition was a shock and required immediate action to save him from sudden death. He kicked into high gear to avoid something doctors say is preventable over time.

While family history plays a role in your health, so do daily risk factors like diabetes, hypertension and elevated cholesterol. Dr. Robert Belihar says lifestyle management is crucial. Hitch says he was already on the path to being healthier and had no idea it could end so differently had he not made the recommended routine visit to the doctor's office. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

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